A School Custodian earns an average wage of $12.98 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$17,477 - $50,935
(Median)
$17K
$29K
$51K
MEDIAN: $29,341
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50%
90%

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$8.99 - $18.02
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$17,477 - $50,935  
   
Bonus
$508  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,639 - $42,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.99 - $18.02  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.57  
Overtime
$12.49 - $35.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$508  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,639 - $42,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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Job Description for School Custodian

School custodians perform a number of tasks related to maintaining the cleanliness of their school, including sweeping, mopping, dusting, scrubbing, and vacuuming. They are also in charge of emptying waste baskets and recycling bins, cleaning walls, fixing lights, and cleaning and disinfecting the bathrooms. They should be able to operate a buffer and waxer, as well as operate carpet-cleaning machines. School custodians must secure and lock the building at the end of the day, as well as off the lights in areas after they are cleaned, replace light fixtures, move furniture, and perform other tasks as they are assigned by a supervisor.

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School Custodian Tasks

  • Clean assigned areas including furniture, telephones, fixtures, walls, windows, window sills, blinds and vents.
  • Sweep, mop, and vacuum all area floors, rest rooms and break areas.
  • Clean rest room facilities and replenish supplies.
  • Perform general cleaning, light floor care and special event set ups.
  • Collect and remove trash and recyclables.

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Pay by Experience Level for School Custodian

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects School Custodian Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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